In brief: Instinctif advises Hastings, Boxed Off launches Mattel Play!, Beattie expands, New HomeServe hub, Commie comms chief

Instinctif Partners advises on Hastings IPO, Boxed Off launches Mattel Play!, HomeServe dishes up content hub Ketchup and more from PRWeek UK.

Boxed Off: Got international coverage for the launch of Mattel Play!
Boxed Off: Got international coverage for the launch of Mattel Play!

Instinctif Partners advises on Hastings IPO

The agency Instinctif Partners has been handling financial PR for UK motor and home insurance provider Hastings Group during the period of its £1.12bn flotation on the London Stock Exchange. Click to read the full story.

Boxed Off launches Mattel Play!

Mattel Play! - the first entertainment park in Europe to be built by global toy company Mattel - is being launched to the media by Boxed Off. The Liverpool attraction, which will feature Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam, was announced this week, and the agency is handling the work as part of its ongoing retainer with Heritage Great Britain, which will operate the attraction.

HomeServe dishes up content hub Ketchup

PR agency Social Cell and digital agency Greenlight have been involved in a content hub being launched for home insurance and repairs firm HomeServe to engage consumers. Click to read the full story.

Beattie expands in Manchester

Beattie Communications is moving into a new office in Manchester city centre as the agency looks to double in size. Last year the Manchester office saw turnover grow by 25 per cent. In that time new client wins have included waste management firm Biffa, global property developer Select Property Group and consumer health brand Seven Seas.

Comms charity wins PRWeek US award

The Taylor Bennett Foundation, a London-based charity that works to help get people from BAME backgrounds into the comms profession, was one of five winners at PRWeek US' Diversity Distinction in PR Awards. Click to read the full story.

New media chief for the Communist Party

Recently retired trade union journalist Nick Wright has taken on an unpaid role as media chief of the Communist Party of Britain. He will work alongside national secretary Ben Stevenson in the role for the party, which has more than 1,000 members.

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